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Monney, J. (2019). At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’. Retrieved 1/26/2020 from

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

neurodiversity, neurotypical privilege, depression, self-harm, suicide risk of people with atypical brains

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A forcefully written article in the New York Times Disability series. Based on the author’s personal experiences and his research into the issues. He writes, “Every day, in every community, all around the world, people with differences are demeaned. Whether they have autism, cerebral palsy, deafness, visual impairment, dyslexia, depression, ADHD or something else, they are being treated as abnormal and deficient in school and at work, as well as in families and communities. And there are consequences.”


Research shows that people with atypical brains are at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm.

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Tom Holman

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